Resource Review: Biosafety Manual

This revised Biosafety Manual was prepared after review of pertinent federal and state government regulatory documents, along with reference guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. This manual addresses the most commonly asked questions from Stanford University faculty, staff and students on general Biosafety, pathogens, and recombinant DNA (rDNA) or synthetic nucleic acid (sNA) issues. It also provides information about training, safe work practices, safety equipment and personal protective equipment, and guidance for investigators submitting an application for review by the Administrative Panel on Biosafety at Stanford.

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Stanford University



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Program Design Elements

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Clear, consistent screen design
User-friendly; intuitive navigation
Pace is learner controlled
Job-like examples included
Module map/table of contents
Exit option with bookmark feature

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Contains accurate information
Relevant and accurate graphics
Relevant job-like examples or other
Definitions for technical terms
Logical sequence
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The following topical areas are included:

  • Culture of Safety
  • Recombinant DNA & Synthetic Nucleic Acids
  • Infectious Agents: Regulations and Guidance
  • Administrative Panel on Biosafety
  • Training
  • Medical Surveillance, Considerations and Advising
  • Animal Biosafety
  • Safety Practices and Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Waste &” Decontamination
  • Lab Deactivations & Equipment Disposal


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